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What's the normal IgE for an adults, what range should worry?

What's the normal IgE for an adults, what range should worry?

Depends: It depends on what the lab standards are for the ige test. Usually, a simple cut off is between 60-100. And elevated ige might mean nothing without symptoms. Same with a low level of ige. ...Read more

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How does anti-ige treatment work?

How does anti-ige treatment work?

Decoupling: Allergic illness occur when allergens activate mast cells releasing biochemicals. Allergens interact with mast cells through ige antibodies attached to mast cell receptors. Each ige antibody is specific for an allergen. Ige lasts for months but ultimately degrades & must be replaced. Anti-ige blocks the replacement process. Mast cells become denuded of ige & can no longer respond to allergens. ...Read more

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My hubby's IgE is 1185. What preventive measures he have to take?

My hubby's IgE is 1185. What preventive measures he have to take?

Don't Rx a number: Ige level is largely genetic, not all that well understood, and the value itself isn't helping or hurting him. It's one piece of information in an allergy workup. If he has real allergies, you can be a big help. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I m 25y student. Can you tell me steroids are safe for life time.... I take deflazcort 30mg daily in the morning due tuo high IgE level.. ?

I m 25y student. Can you tell me steroids are safe for life time.... I take deflazcort 30mg daily in the morning due tuo high IgE level.. ?

Depends on need: Long term steroid treatment has adverse implications. You and your doctor need to determine the need for taking steroids and balance the need for treatment vs the side effects of steroids, . ...Read more

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Are pseudoallergies to meds less dangerous than "true" IgE mediated allergies? Are they less likely to grow in severity over time?

Are pseudoallergies to meds less dangerous than "true" IgE mediated allergies? Are they less likely to grow in severity over time?

Both can be severe: For a medication allergy, a true ige mediated one can be as severe as one not mediated by ige. Anaphylaxis vs. Anaphylactoid. Same severe symptoms, just not ige mediated. These non-ige reactions can be to: blood products, ace inhibitors for high blood pressure, aspirin, nsaids, narcotics, anti-convulsants, and others. The severity is difficult to predict---treatment is same: avoidance! ...Read more

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I have urticarial vasculitis, high ige, high red blood cell count, possible tmj, joint pain, what could this be? Oh and hernia.Esr is 20.

I have urticarial vasculitis, high ige, high red blood cell count, possible tmj, joint pain, what could this be? Oh and hernia.Esr is 20.

TMJ maybe the clue: Look at your tongue in the mirror and see if there are little square indentation around the edge. If so, that is because you push the tongue (unconsciously) against the back of the teeth and clench your jaw. That indicates a stressed person from 1. Poor diet, 2. Work or family stress 3. Any cause of fear. Check out your diet and try meditation that is easy to learn. ...Read more

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How can I determine the significance of IgE test results?

See an allergist: The significance of ige test results is completely dependent on your history, and the relevance of the tests. I would recommend scheduling an appointment with a board-certified allergist to help interpret the test results. ...Read more

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Ige ref. range < or 114. mine are 566 h ku/l what's going on here, what does this mean?

Ige ref. range < or 114. mine are 566 h ku/l what's going on here, what does this mean?

Most Likely Allergy: IgE levels above the normal range are common amongst patients with allergies, asthma, and eczema. If you have these symptoms or diseases then this is nothing to worry about. If you don't have any of these problems, it could represent a parasitic infection and that is usually associated with an elevated eosinophil count on a routine blood count. ...Read more